About NDIS
What is the NDIS

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is the new way of providing individualised support for people with a disability, as well as support for their families and carers.


Disability Matters has a NDIS Coordinator who is available to assist you with your NDIS planning requirements.

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is the new way of providing individualised support for people with disability, as well as support for their families and carers. The NDIS is the insurance that gives us all peace of mind. Disability could affect anyone and having the right support makes a big difference. The NDIS provides eligible people a flexible, whole-of-life approach to the support needed to pursue their goals and aspirations and participate in daily life.

The NDIS helps people with disability to:

Who can access the NDIS?

You must meet the NDIS criterion to become a NDIS participant, in general this includes:

  • You must be under 65 years old
  • You must live in Australia and be an Australian citizen (or hold relevant visas)
  • Your disability must be permanent and significant
  • Your disability impacts your daily life, requiring support and/or assistance

For more specific clarification around these criteria please see the NDIS website for eligibility

You are welcome to contact Disability Matters to receive information on the application process.

How do we help?
  • We can help determine your eligibility and pathway through the NDIS.
  • We can provide general help and advice on activating your plan
  • We offer a range of supports and services that are funded under the NDIS such as plan management, support coordination, short term accommodation, personal care support and community access support
Where can I find more information?

Information packs on the Queensland roll out have been developed by NDIA as a resource for providers and future participants. These resources include a range of factsheets and a frequently asked questions document on the NDIS and the Queensland roll out.

Access mainstream services and supports

These are the services available for all Australians from people like doctors or teachers through the health and education systems. It also covers areas like public housing and the justice and aged care systems.

Access community services and supports

These are activities and services available to everyone in a community, such as sports clubs, community groups, libraries or charities.

Maintain informal support arrangements

This is help people get from their family and friends. It is support people don’t pay for and is generally part of most people’s lives.

Receive reasonable and necessary funded supports

This is help people get from their family and friends. It is support people don’t pay for and is generally part of most people’s lives.

Maintain informal support arrangements

The NDIS can pay for supports that are reasonable and necessary. This means they are related to a person’s disability and are required for them to live an ordinary life and achieve their goals.

Assistance from the NDIS is not means tested and has no impact on income support such as the Disability Support Pension and Carers Allowance.

Where and when is the NDIS available?

The NDIS rolled out on the Atherton Tablelands on the 1st July 2018. If you think you may be eligible for NDIS you can call the NDIA on 1800 800 110 to request an access request form or email info@disabilitymatters.org.au

Helpful links:
Access mainstream services and supports

These are the services available for all Australians from people like doctors or teachers through the health and education systems. It also covers areas like public housing and the justice and aged care systems.

Access community services and supports

These are activities and services available to everyone in a community, such as sports clubs, community groups, libraries or charities.

Maintain informal support arrangements

This is help people get from their family and friends. It is support people don’t pay for and is generally part of most people’s lives.

Receive reasonable and necessary funded supports

This is help people get from their family and friends. It is support people don’t pay for and is generally part of most people’s lives.

Maintain informal support arrangements

The NDIS can pay for supports that are reasonable and necessary. This means they are related to a person’s disability and are required for them to live an ordinary life and achieve their goals.

Assistance from the NDIS is not means tested and has no impact on income support such as the Disability Support Pension and Carers Allowance.

Where and when is the NDIS available?

The NDIS rolled out on the Atherton Tablelands on the 1st July 2018. If you think you may be eligible for NDIS you can call the NDIA on 1800 800 110 to request an access request form or email info@disabilitymatters.org.au

Links to website:

My NDIS Pathway

Supporting Families & Carers

www.ndis.gov.au

NDIS Fact Sheets

NDIS Ready

NDIS First Plan

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